Friday, December 17, 2010

Wisconsin Walleye and Pot Patties

From Cow Girl. Wish she would be our neighbor.
"Walleye n Tater Cakes
A talented smoking friend named Phesant (who happens to be an excellent angler too) sent a nice batch of walleye filets he had caught in the cool waters of his home state, Wisconsin!
Also included in the package was a home made pepper blend!
Cowgirl's Country Life: Walleye n Tater Cakes

You need to see and enjoy walleye and tators.

Daytona Smooth As Silk

"Goodyear, drivers impressed by Daytona tire test
By Dave Rodman, NASCAR.COM
December 17, 2010 9:27 AM, EST
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Goodyear appears to have executed the equivalent of a grand slam with two outs in the seventh game of the World Series with the tire combination it's tested during the past two days at Daytona International Speedway.

The new tires were necessitated by a complete repaving of the 2.5-mile, high-banked race track that's the site of NASCAR's next national events, during February's Speedweeks 2011."
Goodyear, drivers impressed by Daytona tire test - Dec 17, 2010 - NASCAR.COM

Mark Martin, who only tested Wednesday, went so far as to tell Sirius NASCAR Radio that he felt the tires would "last 500 miles." Stucker only chuckled at that estimation.

New Online Outdoor Magazine

Wisconsin Outdoor Fun

is up and running.

Seems like a lot if you enjoy the outdoors in Wisconsin.

It's an extension of the Gannett news service so a lot of information should come from their local papers. One nice thing they are asking for input from local clubs and the public.

Here's the home page link.

We Have A Budget Deficit ???????

From the great Richard Moore.
"Last Updated: Thursday, December 16, 2010 12:57 PM CST
Despite deficit, state agencies seek to keep growing, spending
By Richard Moore
of The Lakeland Times

What budget deficit?

In a new report released by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau late last week, Wisconsin’s state agencies are seeking to undertake an array of new spending initiatives over the next two years – not only to cover the increased cost of basic services such as Medicaid but to support new nonessential spending for trails, parks, campgrounds and other projects."
The Rhinelander Daily News - Online news and information for the Rhinelander, Wisconsin region

I am shocked, Doyle and the dems, say it ain't so!
All totaled, the agencies submitted budget requests that would boost state spending by nearly $4 billion over the next two years and increase the state work force by 507 people.

According to the report, the state workforce would increase by .7 percent to 71,616 employees. The growth in agency budgets would total $3.94 billion over the biennium, for a total of $67.4 billion, an increase of 6.2 percent.

Tax Payers Question To Democrats

From the Green Bay Press.

"Dems: High-speed train refusal could cost taxpayers

December 17, 2010

MADISON — Two Democratic state lawmakers are asking Gov.-elect Scott Walker to explain how he'll pay for certain train-related expenses after the Republican refused federal funds that would have covered them."
Dems: High-speed train refusal could cost taxpayers | | Green Bay Press Gazette

The tax payers want to know from democrats in Wisconsin: How do we pay for the 3-billion-dollar budget deficit for next year you gave us?

Will you whining, crying, sore losing democrats just leave the state! Why not move to Iowa or Illinois! If you decide to stay, shut your mouth and let us fix your mistakes!

Dam liberals.

Upset Neighbors

"New site possible for Oneida gasification project
Seven Generations leader addresses concerns about gasification facility

By Steve Contorno • • December 17, 2010

ASHWAUBENON — More than 170 area residents filled the Village Hall board chambers Thursday night, many there to voice their dissent about a waste-to-energy facility that an Oneida-owned corporation is planning to build within Ashwaubenon's borders."

Confused about the process, the zoning and the environmental effects, they mostly had one question:

"Why are you building this in our backyards?"

New site possible for Oneida gasification project | | Green Bay Press Gazette

So why not build this east of Oneida off of HWY 54? 

Turn Out The Lights, The Parties Over.......

"Wisconsin lawmakers officially end contract session

The Associated Press • December 16, 2010

MADISON — State lawmakers have officially ended a messy lame-duck session to approve state contracts after the Senate’s top Democrat turned on his party and voted the deals"
Wisconsin lawmakers officially end contract session | | Green Bay Press Gazette

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Next Politician To Replace Dave Hansen ?

From JSOnline.

"Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker (D-Wausau) and Sen. Jeff Plale (D-South Milwaukee) crossed party lines to vote with Republicans to reject the contracts. The agreements then failed on 16-16 tie votes in the Senate, leading Democrats to depose Decker and name Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) to serve as their leader for the final two weeks before Republicans take control of the Legislature."
Democrats give up attempt to approve state labor contracts - JSOnline

We need to find someone to replace Hansen?

Where is Chad M. Fradette?

Who Will Lead The WDNR ?

I'm listening to Mark Belling up here on the internet and he asks the question,

why did Russ Decker vote no on the Union contracts?

Who will be the next head of the WDNR.

My guess, Russ Decker.

Coming Soon, New Wis. Online News Service

After reading in the LaCrosse about the upset in Madison last night I read the following.

"Wisconsin Reporter is an online news service that covers statewide politics. Their website,, is scheduled to launch later this month."
Surprise foe kills Wisconsin state worker contracts

"Wisconsin Reporter", not sure if this is competition for WisPolitics or an arm of a state newspaper?


Eye's of Brown ,5"4" Has Anybody Seen My Gal

Happy Birthday Mrs. Berry Laker.

Mitch and the boy's sing about my SWEETHEART. Sorry dear, I had to change some of the words.

Your eyes are brown, not blue and 5'4" not 5'2" has anybody seen my gal?
Remember when you were covered with firs, diamond rings and all those things, could you love, could you woo, coochy coochy, coochy do, has anybody seen my gal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Forgot a card but hope this will do. Yes, some see you with Bobby Flay, and some on T V 6 Milwaukee but I am the only one to be Blessed by God to have you.

Honey, (Mrs Berry Laker), the first two songs of the 8 min video is from me to you. You have to listen to the first two and read the by lines of the songs. The third song makes me believe your from northern dixie, even if you were from northeast of Fond du lac, ( Pipe Wis.)


Happy Birthday Mrs Berry Laker..

Holy Cow, Union Contracts DEAD

From Owen at B & S.
"Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Government Union Contract Fails in Senate

Wow. Senator Decker argued against the process of approving the union contracts in the lame duck session like this. Kudos to him. Contracts are denied in the Senate by a 16-16 vote (tie results in motion failing). "
Boots and Sabers - The blogging will continue until morale improves...

Owen has more updates you should be happy with. You have to give Russ Decker a pat on the back.
But Decker said he was not comfortable voting for the contracts now that the “people have spoken” and voted him and other Democrats out of office. He blamed Gov. Jim Doyle and unions for not reaching an agreement on the contracts before the Nov. 2 election.

“If these contracts had been brought to us before the elections, as they should have been, this would have been an entirely different situation,” said Decker, who later declined further comment.

Thank you Russ Decker.
Now will someone go talk to the people in Washington D C.

How Can A Bill Start In The Senate

"WASHINGTON (AP) -- A massive tax package that would save millions of Americans thousands of dollars in higher taxes is headed for a vote in the House Thursday even as rebellious Democrats complain it is too generous to the wealthy.

House Democratic leaders plan to pass the bill Thursday. But first, they will hold a vote on imposing a higher estate tax than the one negotiated by President Barack Obama.

The Senate overwhelmingly passed the package Wednesday, with broad bipartisan support. Now, Obama is urging the House to pass it without changes, so he can sign it into law."
Tax package heads toward high stakes vote in House - Yahoo! Finance

As mentioned by Rush yesterday, aren't all bills to start in the peoples house. The House of Representatives and then go to the Senate?

Are we not trampling all over our constitution?

The Birth Of Our Freedom 237 Years Ago

From EyeWitness to on this day back in 1773.
"The Boston Tea Party, 1773"

In Boston, the arrival of three tea ships ignited a furious reaction. The crisis came to a head on December 16, 1773 when as many as 7,000 agitated locals milled about the wharf where the ships were docked. A mass meeting at the Old South Meeting House that morning resolved that the tea ships should leave the harbor without payment of any duty. A committee was selected to take this message to the Customs House to force release of the ships out of the harbor. The Collector of Customs refused to allow the ships to leave without payment of the duty. Stalemate. The committee reported back to the mass meeting and a howl erupted from the meeting hall. It was now early evening and a group of about 200 men, some disguised as Indians, assembled on a near-by hill. Whopping war chants, the crowd marched two-by-two to the wharf, descended upon the three ships and dumped their offending cargos of tea into the harbor waters.

Most colonists applauded the action while the reaction in London was swift and vehement. In March 1774 Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts which among other measures closed the Port of Boston. The fuse that led directly to the explosion of American independence was lit.
The Boston Tea Party, 1773
Seems Washington did not hear us on November 2nd

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It's The Republicans Fault, ARE YOU KIDDING

I'm listening to the dems on Wis Eye in Madison blaming republicans for all the union problems in our state.

If the dems have a majority in Madison,

why can't they just vote for the UNIONS and stick it up the A$$ up the people of Wisconsin?

If they have the voting power, why not just SHOVE IT DOWN OUR THROATS!!!

Link To Fireworks In Madison Wisconsin Over Your Money

Wisconsin Eye

Live link debate over the trashing of Wisconsin Voters.

Get Out Of Jail Card

Seems Diamond Jim Doyle or his party (Democrats) is springing Jeff Wood to get out of jail to pass the union vote!

Can you believe this?

Sled Trails Starting To Open With The New Snow


"We are pleased to anounce that Chute Pond trails are now open, being groomed, and in fair early season condition. Ride with caution- low spots may be wet, and rocks may still be exposed.

Thanks,Dan Guendert
Club Secretary,
Membership Director,
& CPSC Webmaster
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club
P.O. Box 18
Mountain, WI 54149"
Gmail - FW: Chute Pond Trails now open -

I am Disappointed In TrogloPundit

I am wondering how TrogloPundit missed this image about Putin's supposedly new squeeze. Is she maybe a spy? Only in my dream.

From the Telegraph via Drudge.

"By Andrew Osborn, Moscow 8:16PM GMT 14 Dec 2010
The January 2011 issue features former rhythmic Olympic gymnast Alina Kabayeva, 27, wearing a £21,000 gold Balmain dress with her hands on her hips.

Viktoria Davydova’s decision to give her such prominence in the magazine is one that is likely to irritate the strong man Russian prime minister who has scornfully denied a newspaper report that he has left his wife Ludmila, with whom he has two daughters, for Miss Kabayeva.

While there is no substantive evidence that Mr Putin, 58, is romantically linked to Miss Kabayeva, who also happens to be an MP for Mr Putin's ruling United Russia party, the alleged affair has long been the hottest gossip topic among Russia's elite. " Vladimir Putin's 'mistress' on cover of Russian Vogue - Telegraph

Trog, COME ON MAN!!!!!!!!

Stock Market 12-15-10

"Market Summary
Dow 11,457.47 -19.07 -0.17%

Nasdaq 2,617.22 -10.50 -0.40%

S&P 500 1,235.23 -6.36 -0.51%

10 Yr Bond(%) 3.52% +0.0650

Oil 88.50 +0.22 +0.25%

Gold 1,385.50 -18.10 -1.29%
" Yahoo! Finance - Business Finance, Stock Market, Quotes, News

Brrrrrrr, It's Cold

Hoooowy, I got -12 here at the compound.

Chilkd Left On Bus, This Time It Was Not Milwaukee

From The Superior Telegram

"Published December 14 2010
Child, 5, left sleeping on Wis. school bus "
Child, 5, left sleeping on Wis. school bus | Superior Telegram | Superior, Wisconsin

GILMAN, Wis. (AP) — A 5-year-old is reported to be doing OK after being left sleeping on a school bus in central Wisconsin in frigid weather.

Where's, Feingold, Kohl and the Democrats

From the Green Bay Press.

"McCain wants to delay Marinette littoral combat ship deal
Navy says stalling would exacerbate layoffs, hiring freezes at shipyards"
McCain wants to delay Marinette littoral combat ship deal | | Green Bay Press Gazette

If If the U S Senate has 59 democrats and what republicans have 47, 48 how can John McCain or any republican block the Navy contracts?

You know what else is missing again in this article? Russ Feingold, and Herb Kohl. So is Russ Feingold from Wisconsin, with constituents from the Marinette area voting no on the bill to create jobs at Marinette Marine? Is it Herb and Russ's dem buddies who are holding this up?
Will somebody ask these questions?

WDNR To Save Money, Say What

From the Green Bay Press.

"Bear's death ends study of bear movement

By Jeff Starck • Gannett Wisconsin Media • December 15, 2010

WAUSAU — The Department of Natural Resources began tracking the migration of as many as 36,000 black bears in Wisconsin in 2008."
Bear's death ends study of bear movement | | Green Bay Press Gazette
From the headline can we say the DNR will stop the study of black bear migration? The WDNR will save on their budget? No more study of black bear? Scott Walker isn't even in office and the DNR is cutting back on programs?
One of those bears became one of the stars of doctoral student Karl Malcom's five-year project studying bear movements.

That project came to an end on Sept. 8, however, when a poacher killed the sow, leaving her four cubs without a mother and research at a standstill.

Malcom and the DNR will continue tracking the other 28 bears in the student's population base. But they also will wonder what happens to those four cubs — which they can't track without their mother's radio collar.
First, holy cow, a student with a five year program? Second, so they were, are tracking 36000 bears in Wisconsin? Wait, they're only tracking 28, well now 27. I'm getting mixed up on how many black bears are in Wisconsin? Can somebody give me some accurate numbers? Bottom line the program is not dead from one poached bear.

I'm not sure if journalists today need to go back to school, think about what they write or are just writing from their soft fuzzy liberal slant? Remember don't believe everything you read from the headline or from the articles in the MSM.

Midgettes win Border Battle

In Sports from the Daily Globe.
"Midgettes win girls Border Battle

IRONWOOD -- Hurley and Ironwood have played many times in many diiferent sports over the years, but Tuesday night was first time they played each other in a girls varsity basketball game.

The Midgettes overwhelmed Ironwood 85-16 before a good-sized crowd at John Krznarich Gym." Midgettes win girls Border Battle


Is Hurley Not In Wisconsin

From the Daily Globe

"12/15/2010 12:13:00 AM
Hurley plans to adopt anti-smoking ordinance
HURLEY -- The Hurley City Council plans to adopt an anti-smoking ordinance to cover downtown taverns.

Chief of police Dan Erspamer said his department had received six recent complaints about smoking in city taverns. "We did pretty good through the summer, but as the weather has changed...," he said, not finishing the sentence.

Council members Tuesday agreed city attorney A. Dennis Cossi will draw up an ordinance. Cossi said it will mimic the state law that bans smoking in public places." Hurley plans to adopt anti-smoking ordinance
Let's see, the chief probably said more are smoking inside because it's Hurley, it's cold outside!

Why do they need an ordinance that mimics the state law? Am I missing something here? Is Hurley not really in Wisconsin? A new law when there is one already on the books?

Maybe they just have too much snow already!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Northeastern Wis. Snowmobile Sled Fest

For those with sleds, why not participate and have some fun.


Sled Fest! – North Chase, Wisconsin

The 1st Annual Snowmobile Speed Runs will be held Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Sled Fest in North Chase. The event is being presented by Krakow High Noon Riders and Chase Sno-Chasers Snowmobile clubs, along with Stone Barn Foundation??.

Area snowmobile clubs came together with area businesses to help keep our passion for snowmobiling local. We all know that snowmobiling is an important part of the state’s winter tourism, so we are making that effort to keep it local. With the help of many volunteers, and hopefully a “little” more snow, we look forward to an awesome Sled Fest!

Speed Runs will be held at Rusty’s Sled Shop on County “S” in Sobieski. Pre-registration will take
place from 8-10 a.m., and Speed Runs will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rusty will have vendors for informational and educational information.

There will be other events taking place throughout the day. The Chase Stone Barn will be hosting tours and for the first 200 people, at 11:00 a.m., there will be a chance for someone to win a new snowmobile at the “Hole in One” Golf Contest. Rides??? Videos of racing in Montona????

One of our many pit stop sponsors, North Chase Citgo Gas & Car Wash, has a Charbroil Grill with an attached Smoker (donated by Tom Gwidt of Gwidt Home Inspections, LLC) that will be part of the many raffled items. Also, North Chase Bar & Grill will have food, music and a Snow Bunny Contest.

“I had a vision, but I didn’t know it would be big,” said Tom Gwidt. This is good for the Town of Chase and good for the clubs too. “Many area people came together, bringing their talents to the table, and I am awed of the involvement we have received,” was Gwidt’s comment.

Rusty from Rusty’s Sled Shop in Sobieski just reminded everyone that if they are unable to participate, that perhaps they would be willing to donate to the Stone Barn Foundation???, as this is such an asset to the community.

“The vision of the group is to be able to expand in future years, to work together to make it grow, and invite others to participate in the event next year also,” was the comment made by Harold Peterson, owner of North Chase Citgo Gas & Car Wash. Rusty commented, “We could have a Show ‘n Shine – which would be a contest for the best wrapped sled, best lights, etc.”

Be sure to join us in a day of fun-filled snowmobiling events – to help reinvigorate snowmobiling!

Visit our website at for more information.

Kahne # 4

Looks like Kasey Kahne will drive # 4 before he drives the # 5 in 2012.

"Kasey Kahne and Red Bull Racing confirmed Tuesday that Kahne's car number in the Sprint Cup Series will be the No. 4. Kahne will drive for Red Bull Racing in 2011, taking over the former No. 82 car of Scott Speed. "
 Kahne to drive No. 4 Toyota for Red Bull in 2011 - Dec 14, 2010 - NASCAR.COM

Let's hope Mark Martin will finally win the championship in his last year in the # 5.

So Why Are Republicans Voting For It !!!!!!!!

From Real Clear Politics.
"Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says Democrats have not shown Republicans the almost 2000-page omnibus page.

McConnell says the lame-duck Congress should pass a short-term budget and not the current $1.1 trillion bill."
RealClearPolitics - Video - Sen. McConnell On 2000-Page Omnibus Bill: "No One Has Seen It"

So why are republicans lining up to vote for it? So they are voting yes for something they haven't seen yet?

This is INSANE!!!!!!

Kill the bill!!!!!

How Can This Happen, $575.13 million per page

So we start with an extension of the Bush tax rates and now get this.

From the Washington Times via Drudge.

"Forget about going quietly into the night.

Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a broad agenda for an end-of-session sprint that, in other years, could be a whole year's worth of activity — ranging from an arms-reduction treaty with Russia to a major immigration bill to overturning the ban on gay troops.

And that's not to mention the nearly 2,000-page, $1.1 trillion massive spending bill Senate Democrats said they'll try to push through. The bill contains hundreds of pork-barrel spending projects and new rules governing everything from airport baggage to detainees at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

"We're not through. Congress ends on Jan. 4," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat.

The omnibus spending bill is likely to get the most attention, spanning 1,924 pages and spending an average of $575.13 million per page."
Reid threatens to keep Congress into next year - Washington Times

What the HELL was the November elections all about.

This needs to be killed in it's present form!

Stock Market Sell Off? Tomorrow is Dec 15th

Remember this from USNews from Dec 2nd?

"Failure by Congress to extend the Bush tax cuts, especially locking in the 15 percent capital gains tax rate, will spark a stock market sell off starting December 15 as investors move to lock in gains at a lower rate than the 20 percent it would jump to next year, warn analysts. [See who gets the most money from the financial industry.]

While it is unclear how bad the sell off could be, it could wipe out the year's gains, they warn." Delaying Tax Vote Could Crash Stock Market - Washington Whispers (

Let's see what happens in the Far East first and U S Markets tomorrow.

Who Is James Tolkan

I was looking at a U P map and seen a town I would go to for my past work.

Calumet Mi. I was surprised to see James Tolkan was born there. I wondered who Tolkan a famous actor was.

"Fiery, forceful and intimidating character actor James Tolkan has carved out a nice little niche for himself in both movies and television alike as a formidable portrayer of fierce and flinty hard-boiled tough guy types. Tolkan was born on June 20, 1931, in Calumet, Michigan." James Tolkan - IMDb

Who is James Tolkan? Ah, that's Mr Strickland, the principal and sheriff in the "Back To The Future" movies.

Right next to Calumet is Laurium Mi. which is famous for being the birth place for

George Gipp, "Win one for the Gipper"

Russ Feingold AWOL Again

From The Green Bay Press

Marinette Marine deal hinges on Senate OK
Approval needed this week or Navy will go with 1 supplier

The U.S. Navy said Monday it received assurances from Lockheed Martin and Austal USA that prices submitted earlier this year as part of proposals to build littoral combat ships will be good through Dec. 30

Here's another article about Marinette Marine where Russ Feingold's name or interview cannot be found. Herb Kohl and McCain are mentioned, but where is Russ Feingold ?

Wow, A Sun Dog


From the Antigo Daily Journal

Sun Dogs

Dec. 13, 2010

Antigo was graced with the appearance of two sun dogs this morning, a weather phenomenon that has as been called “beautiful accents to a winter day or night as the rainbow is to a showery summer day.” Sun dogs usually appear in pairs, like this morning, and are “loyal” to the sun, sitting on each side of the solar orb. They are most commonly see during winter months when the sun is low in the sky and ice crystals in the atmosphere are more common. They appear when sunlight passes through ice crystals at the proper angle.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Favre Streak Over

From NBC sports 

Brett Favre inactive, NFL record streak ends

Posted by Michael David Smith on December 13, 2010, 5:50 PM EST

Brett Favre is inactive for the Vikings’ Monday night game against the Giants, bringing to an end his NFL-record streak of 297 consecutive starts.

Favre suffered a shoulder injury eight days ago in a game against the Buffalo Bills, and he’s not ready to return. Although the Vikings were still holding out hope today that he could play, Favre’s shoulder was hurting badly enough that he never even took the field for pregame warmups.

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ATV's To Plow Snow

From the Appleton Post Crescent.

ATVs can legally plow snow this winter


If you're thinking about using an all-terrain vehicle to plow snow this winter, there's good news: it's actually legal this year.

Under the new rules, a motorist can drive an ATV with an attached snow removal device on sidewalks or on public roads for up to 2 miles under certain circumstances.